The depths of many marvelous moments
seen all at one time *
If you’re in the mood for a little knitting adventure without having to cross the crazy complicated border, Nyx is the one for you. There are several techniques to indulge in, which are all carefully explained in the pattern. The colorwork and the different stitch patterns are placed in a soothing rhythm, resulting in a cushy fabric that looks like it’s adorned with woven ribbons.
Nyx is a large triangle shawl worked top-down, starting with a classic garter tab. The colorwork is achieved using several different techniques. These stitch patterns and techniques used are carefully explained in the pattern.
Approx 200 cm / 78.75” wingspan along the top edge and 75 cm / 29.5 ” deep.
Fingering weight yarn, preferably with some elasticity and bounce.
Due to the colorwork, there will be (relatively short) floats on the wrong side of the wrap. These floats can look quite beautiful, but to make sure they will stick to the fabric nicely, I would recommend a non-superwash wool or wool blend yarn.
MC approx 750 m / 820 yards.
CC1 approx 300 m / 330 yards.
CC2 approx 95 m / 105 yards.
The tassels are optional. The sample has 3 tassels, which used approx 70 m / 75 yards of the CC2.
Sample shown in Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply by John Arbon (MC and CC1); 100% wool (Zwartbles/Exmoor, Blueface), 400 m / 394 yards per 100 gr and Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (CC2); 100% pure Shetland wool, 105 meters / 115 yards per 25 gr.
Colorways: MC mid, CC1 dark, CC2 rust.
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Measured after blocking.
Half Fisherman’s Rib: 21 sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
* Kurt Vonnegut